Date:19th September 2011 at 5:06pm
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The French left back tells it like it is

Patrice Evra was refreshingly honest and self critical following United’s win over Chelsea yesterday.

While 3-1 against our title rivals is a great result, the United skipper wasn’t sugar coating the fact that at times the Reds looked a little shaky at the back.

Speaking to MUTV Evra said:

Maybe I’m a little bit hard with myself but it was the first time we didnt control all the game.

We have five wins thats a good start but maybe I want more, were happy to win but I hope next game against Stoke we control the game more and not try to rush things because I think today we tried to rush things and that’s why we gave the ball away too easily.

That’s why I’m not so happy, I’m happy because its a big game and its been a long time since we scored three goals against Chelsea, we have a lot of positive things but if you want to win the league and win every game you have to perform better than today.

When asked about Fernando Torres’s terrible second half miss, Evra laughed:

“God protects this pitch because I couldn’t believe that goal didn’t go in. Maybe God was with us today.”

Despite the fact Evra is one of my favourite United players, if I’m completely honest, I think he’s not had the best of starts to the campaign and was caught out of position several times yesterday. Although it’s not exactly a worry, it is a slight cause for concern when such  a reliable and important player is off the boil somewhat, lets just hope its a bit of early season rustiness rather than anything that lasts much longer.

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